Kazakhstan to launch at least one nuclear power plant by 2020 – Energy Minister

October 8. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Kanat Kulshmanov

Kazakhstan to launch at least one nuclear power plant by 2020 - Energy MinisterKazakhstan plans to launch at least one nuclear power plant till 2020. Kazakh Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sauat Mynbayev has made it public at the Government’s sitting today.

“By 2020 Kazakhstan may occupy 14 per cent of the world fuel elements production and is planning to put into operation at least one nuclear power plant on its territory”, the Minister said. He noted that by 2020 Kazakhstan intends to take up 16% of the world conversion capacity and 7% of enrichment capacity. Fuel pellets production will increase as well and make up to 12%.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2203338

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Kazakh Minister of Energy proposes to lift ban on diesel fuel export

October 8. KAZINFORM. ASTANA

Serik Sabekov

Kazakh Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sauat Mynbayev proposes to lift the ban on diesel fuel export.

He has announced it in an interview to mass media after the Government’s session.

“I ask to lift the ban on diesel fuel export. If we do not open the export on diesel, we will not be able to use it. Nowadays it is necessary to keep prices for fuels and lubricants down and provide the market with a corresponding amount of gasoline and jet fuel. We have a common market with the Russia Federation. At present Kazakhstan import 40 percent of jet fuel from Russian and 30 percent – of high-octane gasoline”, the Minister noted.

According to him, in the second half of the year the prices have risen outside Kazakhstan, now difference in prices in the domestic markets between Kazakhstan and Russia reaches 40 percent. As a result of this the Kazakh owners of high-octane gasoline and fuel have a wish to export this production to external markets.

http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2203416

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